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Assessment of Knowledge of GNM Students on STD/Aids in Karnataka | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Assessment of Knowledge of GNM Students on STD/Aids in Karnataka

Author(s): AR Bharathi*

Abstract

Background: This stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/STD it is high among health workers as well as the general population. Knowledge and specific information has an important role in HIV/AIDS prevention and the health workers have a central responsibility in prevention, care and treatment. Therefore it is important to assess knowledge and attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS among health professionals. Gained information can be used to direct educational programs. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge of GNM students on STD/AIDS. Methods: A descriptive study approach and Cross sectional Descriptive design was used. Findings: Overall level of Knowledge score among III yr. GNM nursing students. Majority of the subjects had moderate level 545(54.4%). 400 (40.0%) had inadequate knowledge, and (55)5.5% of them were adequate level of knowledge. Study results showed that update and improve the level of the knowledge on STD/ AIDS. The data revealed that commonly found majority of them had moderate level of knowledge; the reason was that they would have got the information about STD/AIDS through curriculum and Media. Conclusion: Study results showed that update and improve the level of the knowledge on STD/ AIDS. The data revealed that commonly found majority of them had moderate level of knowledge; the reason was that they would have got the information about STD/AIDS through curriculum and Media.

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